Friday, July 25, 2008

Ramirez vs. Longoria

In his chat today, Keith Law had to deal with a bunch of Chicago-area trolls touting Alexei Ramirez as Evan Longoria's equal (or superior).

Let's see...

Longoria: Best-hitting third baseman in the AL (Non-ARod division), Gold Glove-level fielding, legitimate MVP candidate. 22 years old. 2008 WARP: 5.5.

Ramirez: A cool-looking Web Gem on Wednesday. 26 years old. 2008 WARP: 1.1.

WARP isn't a great stat, but a difference of 4.4 wins means one thing only: One of these players is light years ahead of the other.

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